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Quotations
A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished.

- Talmud, The
He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

- Rudyard Kipling
Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.

- Alfred North Whitehead
The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting.

- Amanda Cross
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.

- Samuel Johnson
In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.

- Selden, John
Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.

- Debord, Guy
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly.

- Edwin P. Whipple
I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.

- Fadiman, Clifton
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether.

- Alfred North Whitehead
A short saying oft contains much wisdom.

- Sophocles
Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.

The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make.

- Dan Quayle
I never have found the perfect quote. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffable idea I seek to express.

- Caldwell O'Keefe
I not only use all the brains I have but all I can borrow.

- Wilson, Woodrow T.
Though collecting quotations could be considered as merely an ironic mimetism -- victimless collecting, as it were... in a world that is well on its way to becoming one vast quarry, the collector becomes someone engaged in a pious work of salvage. The course of modern history having already sapped the traditions and shattered the living wholes in which precious objects once found their place, the collector may now in good conscience go about excavating the choicer, more emblematic fragments.

- Sontag, Susan
Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything.

- Andre Malraux
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.

- Oscar Wilde
The next best thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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